As Lao Tzu said in Chapter 9 of the , “Care about people's approval, and you will be their prisoner.” And a prisoner’s not all that fun to hang around.
Also, an actor’s whole way of existence is about expression rather than introspection.
And why not (besides the mildly inconvenient fact of those two being married to each other)? Now I’ve been living in Los Angeles for some years, and for better or for worse have gone out with enough actresses to know what it’s like.
Actors are famous, influential, loved by all, make oodles of money and look good on your arm. So if you're seeking a fulfilling relationship, here I present to you why dating an actor is a Bad Idea.
They sling drinks and wait tables, waiting for their big break. Every call and meeting with producers and agents is an emergency.
One of my mentors put it bluntly: “If you’re hungry, you’ll forget about love. Even though there’s a less than 10% chance of anything coming out of any given audition, she never knows which one’s going to be the big one, so she has to show up every day. In addition to the sudden-death auditions and callbacks that usually happen on weekends when you’re trying to get together, actors also have paying gigs that happen at inconvenient times for workaday mortals.
Eventually, you’ll get tired of your compliments going nowhere, she will think you a fraud (see #4) and things unravel from there.Like all art, acting has no absolute value other than that conferred upon it by public opinion.